Salal Yarn and Resources

September 27, 2017By Andi

I’ve had this mint green Bumblebirch Forage in my stash for ages. It’s given me so many good ideas for new designs, but it’s never felt quite right for a pattern because it’s a more subdued color, so the design ideas get knit up in different yarns, like the yellow pullover I shared recently on … Read More

Salal KAL

September 15, 2017By Andi

Get out your favorite yarn and needles! The Fall KAL is around the corner. We put this KAL to the vote in the Untangling Knots group on Ravelry, and the winner was to knit Salal starting a little late in the season. Salal was originally published in the Mild Weather 2016 issue of Standed Magazine, … Read More

Stranded Magazine Mild Weather 2017 and Summer Re-releases

September 13, 2017By Andi

Hello! I took a little bit of a blog break over the summer after the OAL. It was a wonderful opportunity to focus on just patterns and the magazine, but fall is right around the corner, so now it’s time to share with you a few things you might have missed while I was gone. … Read More

My OAL2017 Finished Outfit

July 30, 2017By Andi

After failing to finish my outfit last year, I was extremely determined to get this year’s outfit done early, and I did! I had the bulk of my pieces done by mid-July and simply needed to add the finishing touches like buttons and hand stitched details. I even managed to get my Anaheim blocked before … Read More

Planning Buttons for Anaheim

July 20, 2017By Andi

Anaheim has buttons on each side at the waist, and they need to be evenly placed or else one of fronts will end up baggy with the other one tight. It’s not a good look, and a little planning ahead can easily avoid it. You can lay the sweater out flat and mark each side, … Read More